Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, congratulated US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the victory of Iraqi forces in defeating the ISIS terrorist group in the city of Mosul, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The two officials held a telephone call during which the Saudi royal praised Washington’s role in leading the international coalition aimed at combating ISIS and defeating it.
He stressed that the war on terror and all who support and finance it must continue and “with complete determination.”
The Crown Prince and Mattis discussed ways to develop means of coordination between Riyadh and Washington to fight terrorism and extremism.
They also tackled military and defense coordination between their respective countries, reported SPA.